"The only resource a pilot needs to understand all types of weather and how to fly in it, with coverage of weather creation along with the philosophy of navigating it--now updated to include new technological devices and changes in weather briefings"-
The most trusted source of complete pilot information--totally revised and updated! A good pilot is always learning. That's why The Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Fifth Edition, is such an indispensable resource. This bestselling guide covers all the essential information a pilot needs to become more knowledgeable--from terminology, navigation, airport and airspace operations to radio communications, emergency procedures, flight planning, weather, and much more. At the same time, it strikes a balance of being both concise and comprehensive in a streamlined, to-the-point format--while retaining the integrity and scope of the original material. Thoroughly revised, this new fifth edition has also been updated to include current FAA policies as well as procedures involving pilot and passenger safety in flight, as well as safe operations at airports and airspaces, at and between airports. There's never been a more resourceful way for a pilot to add to the foundation on which safe flying skills are built--while continuing to learn. New to this edition: The most complete step-by-step, call-by-call, radio communications chapter available to today's aviation student covering a long-distance flight from start to finish Updated FAA mandated standards of policies and procedures Additional photos and drawings A more streamlined design Complete flight planning strategies for long-distance flights
The ultimate guide for flying skillfully and safely Now, in one comprehensive volume you can get both step-by-step instruction in basic piloting skills, and FARs that every pilot must be able to reference and understand. Piloting Basics by Lewis Bjork truly packs all the detailed, profusely illustrated how-to information you need. From total preflight preparations to takeoffs and landings, it’s all here: basic instrument flying...transitioning to multiengine airplanes...navigating...reading standard and supplemental visual charts...flying in special-use airspace...working with transponders...operating in class B, class C, and TRSA airport environments...what to do in an emergency – and much, much more. You learn vital facts about terminal radar approach and departure control facilities, air route traffic control centers, and Unicorn and Multicom airport radio communications. What’s more, this pilot’s information powerhouse puts at your fingertips the expertise of six bestselling references: Love’s Flight Maneuvers and Light Airplane Navigation Essentials -- plus must-have aviation classics including Illman’s Pilot's Radio Communications Handbook, 5th Edition; Lankford’s Understanding Aeronautical Charts, 2nd Edition and Frazier’s ABCs of Safe Flying, 4th Edition.
The Practical Information You Need to Fly Actual IFR Flights
Author: Richard L. Collins
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
In this 5th Edition of his classic book on IFR flight, author Richard Collins shares his experience in this guide to the real world of instrument flying, detailing the IFR system, equipment, and exploring the risks and rewards of instrument flying. New material on best practices in glass-cockpit flying has been added for the 5th Edition. The invaluable discussions on instrument airmanship, weather analysis, flight planning and decision making, handling equipment glitches, and that critical survival skill -- partial panel flying -- are all presented for the sole objective of better preparing you to fly on IFR flight plans. The only tests this book prepares you for are those encountered in flying actual IFR. Where the initial instrument checkride leaves off with the applicant receiving a "dry" instrument ticket, this book provides the information necessary to "get it wet."
Terminology, navigation, airport and airspace operations, radio communications, emergency procedures, flight planning, weather, FAA rules and regulations, and much more--all the essential information a pilot needs, in a concise format.